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Data obtained through a FOIA request, for instance, gave a Colorado Springs Gazette reporter the “confidence to do something bigger.” The end result: a Pulitzer Prize-winning series.
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“You have to think about your brand as an interconnected ethos that should exist in multiple places.”
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The same trends we saw a decade ago — professionalization on one hand, platformization on the other — sure seem to be playing out again.
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“Over time I realized that beneath the selfie surface, Instagram provided a powerful, unexpected, and mostly underutilized storytelling tool.”
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“Free content isn’t free; it’s subsidized by advertisers, who want to get their messages in front of users. But increasingly, users say, they’re the ones paying for the ads: with their privacy, their patience, and their mobile bandwidth.”
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“I can think of a billion reasons why it’s in the interests of news outlets to overcome barriers of language, literacy, and relatively low-end tech.”
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“Let’s have a computer do what a computer’s good at, and let’s have a human do what a human’s good at.”
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The quest for scale, driven by the distribution power of a few enormous technology platforms, is killing the business case for local news. Will anything take its place?
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Like the media it covers, journalism criticism has moved from the work of a few established institutions to something more diffuse.
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Apple’s new wearable may or may not be a big hit. But either way, it’s a harbinger of a new class of truly personal devices whose users will demand customized experiences. News companies aren’t ready to provide them.
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